French: Pluvier de d’Urville German: Rotbrust-Regenpfeifer Spanish: Chorlito chileno
Other common names:
South American Plover
M. H. C. Lichtenstein
SC & S Chile and S Argentina and Falkland Is. Winters N to N Chile, N Argentina, Uruguay and S Brazil, occasionally farther N to Peru#R and SE Brazil#R.
19–22 cm; 71–94 g. Bright white supercilia meet on forehead; face, cheeks and throat ash-grey, breast rufous-red with broad black lower edge; belly white. Female... read more
Flight call a mellow bisyllabic “peeeu-dip”, sometimes shortened to “peeu”. Also a wheezy whistle “... read more
Breeds mainly on inland short grassland, from coast up to altitude of 2000 m on windy inland... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, insect larvae, crustaceans, molluscs and some plant material (e.g. algae). Near water, forages at water’s edge, where... read more
Eggs Oct–Nov, rarely Jan; laying in Falkland Is mid Sept to mid Jan, with peak in Oct. Solitary. Nest placed in open; in Falkland Is... read more
Migratory to resident; southernmost breeders migrate N in Mar–Apr and return Aug–Sept,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Overall population size unknown, but species generally reckoned to be not uncommon and between 33,000 and 63,000 individuals, or 11,... read more
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